Posted Tue Mar 01, 2016 09:33 AM
Personally, I've always looked at long term goals, and life changes. There are a lot of programs out there that promise fast changes, but if your body changes that fast, those changes can be undone just as quickly. My wife and I have both found that steady changes are more easily maintained, and lifestyle changes are a must. i.e. You can't lose 20 lbs, and just got back to what you were doing before.
Bear in mind that I lose weigh relatively easily, but I started out with changing my diet, and simply walking at lunch time. I slowly lost about 1 lbs per month with that alone. No more soda, and much less junk food. At about 6 months, I was starting to feel quite a lot healthier. That loss was accelerated when I built our deck, and again later when I laid a new patio. I knew I would have to continue being active to maintain my weight, so that's when we joined a gym. I eventually bought a decent bicycle, and lost even more weight. In the end, I went from 196lbs down to 154lbs, but that took 3 years. I've been "bulking" to put on muscle mass, and am back up to 180lbs now. Although I'm a little softer in the middle now, I only gained about 1lbs per month with a high calorie intake. My strength gains and a tape measure indicates that most of that weight gain is muscle. In the last few months, I've cut back to a more normal diet and have held steady about 180lbs, but my arms, thighs, glutes, chest, etc... all continue to grow, albeit more slowly. I have found that, with strength training, changing my routine regularly helps keep those changing going. Variety keeps your body from adapting to a particular exercise or movement.
FWIW, I have found that muscle mass has helped keep my weight steady. The increased static calorie burn from simply having that mass means I have been relatively indulgent with beer and such on the weekends. When it comes to cardio, the increased calorie burn stops relatively soon after you stop the activity. I saw fairly big fluctuations when I parked my bike for that first winter. Intense 30-40 mile bike rides burn a lot of calories, so you can expect to see some effects when you stop. Since then, that's the time I switch full to bulking. I've just started mixing cardio back in about 4 weeks ago.
That's just me though, and I benefit from having made exercise part of my morning routine, so I get 20-40 minutes of activity daily at least 5 days a week. My wife has a much harder time losing weight, but she also goes the slow and steady route. It has worked for her in the past, and it will again.
Posted Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:51 PM
But as stated above, it really varies. Depends on what exercises you do, how long you do them, and your overall body and make up. Some people do particular exercises and it's ok. But they felt they got much better results with something else.
Some women do cardio and swear it's the best thing. Other women stated cardio did nothing for them, and strength training worked better.
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Posted Fri Sep 23, 2016 03:27 PM
I had backpain for a while, and I noticed it went away after about 6 months of martial arts and stretching after every exercise.
I'm more curious for people who stop exercising for a time, when do you notice the de-conditioning? For me its a bit over a week of no exercise when I feel like I cant do the things I was able to do before as easy.
Posted Thu Oct 20, 2016 04:48 AM
I think it Really depends on how you use them
and by them, I'm thinking BenWa Balls to help with the kegals
If you just put them in and then sit down...
it may take you forever
but if you're walking around and consciously holding them in,
You will see results based on how often & long you use them
You can, of course, do Kegel excersizes without the BenWa balls tho
Once you've noticed you've got the ability to exercise them
Flex and release them
You'll be able to grip his cock with your pussy as he pulls out,
and loosen them to let him back in...
Quite a Great exercise for sex!
And just remember, everyone's body is different,
so how fast your results are
Really depends on you
- I wouldn't be surprised if it only takes a month or less to
start Really enjoying them Xx